2x2 in a Madison Lodge 2022


Date
Dec 3, 2022
City
Madison, Wisconsin, United States
Venue

Wisconsin Masonic Center

Address
301 Wisconsin Ave, Madison, WI 53703
Details

Grand Ballroom

Contact
Organization team
Organizers
Simon Kellum and Zeke Mackay
WCA Delegates
Carter Kucala and James Quinn
Download all the competition's details as PDF here.
Information

While 2x2 is the main event of this competition, 3x3 is still featured. We hope you'll join us in Madison this December!

Events
Main event
Competitors
146
Registration period

Online registration opened and closed .

Registration requirements
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Register for this competition here.
There is a competitor limit of 160 competitors.
The base registration fee for this competition is $35 (United States Dollar).
The registration fee has to be paid through Stripe here once registered.
If your registration is cancelled before you will be refunded 80% of your registration fee.
Registrants on the waiting list may be accepted onto the competitor list until .
If you are a registered competitor you may change your registered events until on the Register tab.
No on the spot registrations will be accepted.


Registration Process

  1. Wait until registration opens on October 26, 2022 8:00 PM CDT. You cannot register prior to then. You cannot register after November 27, 2022 at 11:59 PM CST. No exceptions to these will be given.
  2. If you have not competed before, create a WCA account here
  3. Go to the Register link on the competition website.
  4. Fill out the events you will be competing in, any comments you may have about your registration, and press register.
  5. Pay the registration fee via Stripe on the competition website.

Competitors MUST pay their registration fee before being eligible for a spot in the competition.

Waitlist

If the competition is full, a message will be displayed saying such on the competition website. If, after this time, you register and pay for the competition, you will be added to the competition waitlist.

If a competitor cancels their registration, the person at the top of the waitlist will be added to the competitor list.

If you are on the waitlist, you may cancel your registration (see below) at any time for a full refund.

If you are on the waitlist, you will be informed whether you have made it on the competitor list after November 27, 2022 at 11:59 PM CST, otherwise you will be given a full refund.

Registration Changes

If you would like to cancel your registration, email the organization team with your request and you will be refunded 80% of your registration fee. Refunds are available only until November 27, 2022 at 11:59 PM CST

If you would like to edit your registered events or listed guests, you may do so on the Register page. This can only be done prior to November 27, 2022 at 11:59 PM CST.

Highlights
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Max Walaszek won with an average of 1.70 seconds in the 2x2x2 Cube event. Brian Johnson finished second (1.84) and Zeke Mackay finished third (1.87).

Event Name Best Average Citizen of Solves
3x3x3 Cube Henry Lichner 5.94 7.22 United States 8.555.948.986.916.20
2x2x2 Cube Max Walaszek 1.46 1.70 United States 1.911.701.461.492.03
5x5x5 Cube Henry Lichner 43.94 52.53 United States 53.1543.941:03.1853.5450.90
Pyraminx Simon Kellum 1.50 2.50 United States 2.461.505.012.462.57
Square-1 Brian Johnson 6.26 8.17 United States 14.558.136.268.497.88
Event Round Format Time limit Cutoff Proceed
3x3x3 Cube First round Ao5 10:00.00 Top 64 advance to next round
Second round Ao5 10:00.00 Top 16 advance to next round
Final Ao5 10:00.00
2x2x2 Cube First round Ao5 10:00.00 Top 75% advance to next round
Second round Ao5 10:00.00 Top 64 advance to next round
Semi Final Ao5 10:00.00 Top 16 advance to next round
Final Ao5 10:00.00
5x5x5 Cube Final Bo2 / Ao5 4:00.00 2 attempts to get < 2:00.00
Pyraminx First round Ao5 10:00.00 Top 16 advance to next round
Final Ao5 10:00.00
Square-1 First round Bo2 / Ao5 2:00.00 2 attempts to get < 1:00.00 Top 10 advance to next round
Final Ao5 2:00.00

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Schedule for Saturday (December 03, 2022)

From 08:10 AM
To 08:30 AM
Tutorial for new competitors
Grand Ballroom
From 08:30 AM
To 09:50 AM
2x2x2 Cube First round
Grand Ballroom
Format
Ao5
Time limit
10:00.00
Proceed
Top 75% advance to next round
From 09:50 AM
To 11:20 AM
3x3x3 Cube First round
Grand Ballroom
Format
Ao5
Time limit
10:00.00
Proceed
Top 64 advance to next round
From 11:20 AM
To 12:25 PM
Pyraminx First round
Grand Ballroom
Format
Ao5
Time limit
10:00.00
Proceed
Top 16 advance to next round
From 12:25 PM
To 01:10 PM
Lunch
Grand Ballroom
From 01:10 PM
To 01:55 PM
Square-1 First round
Grand Ballroom
Format
Bo2 / Ao5
Time limit
2:00.00
Cutoff
2 attempts to get < 1:00.00
Proceed
Top 10 advance to next round
From 01:55 PM
To 02:50 PM
2x2x2 Cube Second round
Grand Ballroom
Format
Ao5
Time limit
10:00.00
Proceed
Top 64 advance to next round
From 02:50 PM
To 03:40 PM
5x5x5 Cube Final
Grand Ballroom
Format
Bo2 / Ao5
Time limit
4:00.00
Cutoff
2 attempts to get < 2:00.00
From 03:40 PM
To 04:20 PM
3x3x3 Cube Second round
Grand Ballroom
Format
Ao5
Time limit
10:00.00
Proceed
Top 16 advance to next round
From 04:20 PM
To 05:00 PM
2x2x2 Cube Semi Final
Grand Ballroom
Format
Ao5
Time limit
10:00.00
Proceed
Top 16 advance to next round
From 05:00 PM
To 05:25 PM
Square-1 Final
Grand Ballroom
Format
Ao5
Time limit
2:00.00
From 05:25 PM
To 05:45 PM
Pyraminx Final
Grand Ballroom
Format
Ao5
Time limit
10:00.00
From 05:45 PM
To 06:05 PM
3x3x3 Cube Final
Grand Ballroom
Format
Ao5
Time limit
10:00.00
From 06:05 PM
To 06:25 PM
2x2x2 Cube Final
Grand Ballroom
Format
Ao5
Time limit
10:00.00
From 06:25 PM
To 06:55 PM
Awards
Grand Ballroom

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Masks are OPTIONAL at this competition
If you have symptoms related to COVID-19 such as cough, fever, shortness of breath, etc. do not attend this competition.
If you have had a positive COVID-19 test or prolonged exposure to someone with the virus within 7 days prior to the competition, do not attend.
The competition may be cancelled if the COVID-19 situation in Wisconsin and/or the US gets worse.
Note: The COVID safety restrictions may change if cases increase or decrease in Wisconsin and/or the US.

For those of you new to cubing, WELCOME!

We wanted to let you know this event is perfectly fine for cubers of any age and experience. We just ask you know a couple things before coming to compete...

If you are stoked to compete and ready to sign up, head over to the registration tab, click register, and fill out the information it asks for. This will help you get set up the WCA's system and one step closer to your first official solve!

Q&A:

Q: Do I use my own cube to compete?

A: YES! You are responsible for your own hardware in order to compete.

Q: What is the normal age of competitors at these events?

A: All ages are welcome, but in general competitors are between 10 and 20 years old. Don't let this stop you though, everyone can and should cube!

Q: What is the competition like?

A: Competitions are a bunch of tables where nerds like us get to sit and discuss our favorite thing, Cubes! Of course in addition there is competing, which will occupy one side of the pavilion, where you will see lots of timers flickering with contestants new personal bests.

Q: When do I need to show up?

A: Look at the schedule on the competition website. You must be present and ready to compete during all events that you are registered for. The schedule is subject to change. We recommend coming about 15-30 minutes before the start of your first event.

Q: How do I find results?

A: All results are posted on the WCA page a couple of days after the competition finishes. However, for the day of competing, go to live.worldcubeassociation.org to find information about current events. This is also where you will find information about 2nd and 3rd rounds of events.

Q: Why am I not on the registration list yet?

A: Make sure you pay you entrance fee in order to be automatically placed on the registered list, which will also guarantee you a spot in the competition.

Q: Are there age divisions?

A: Nope! All competitors compete in the same group.

Q: Do spectators have to pay to attend?

A: No

Q: Can you add more events?
A: No.

Q: Can I have fun at this event?

A: HECK YES! Cubing is amazing, and we sincerely hope you enjoy the competition!

-Before the competition, watch this great video made by Former WCA Senior Delegate Kit Clement with the basics of how it all works.
-There is also this written tutorial on the WCA website that is very helpful.
-The competitors will be split up into groups for competing. You will be assigned a group, which you can find on the Groups Tab.
-On the day of the competition when your group number is called you bring your puzzle up and put it in the box that has a scorecard with your name on it and wait in the competitor waiting area until your name is called.
-It's a good idea to arrive before the scheduled time for your event because if you are not there for the last call you might not be allowed to compete.

You can apply for staff here:

Staff members are expected to be helping out for most of the groups that they are not competing in themselves.

Staff benefits (contingent on the competition filling):
- Lunch provided for staff members on days they are staffing
- Partial registration fee refund ($10)

If you do not fill out this form, you will NOT be eligible for these benefits regardless of how much you help out during the competition. Please fill out this form if you would like to staff. We will let you know whether or not you have been accepted closer to the competition date.

This competition is sponsored by TheCubicle! They will provide gift card codes to the podium winners!

You can find your groups for this competition at this link: https://www.competitiongroups.com/competitions/2x2inaMadisonLodge2022

Live results during the competition can be found here: https://live.worldcubeassociation.org/competitions/1790

Time limit

If you reach the time limit during your solve, the judge will stop you and your result will be DNF (see Regulation A1a4).

Cutoff

The result to beat to proceed to the second phase of a cutoff round (see Regulation 9g).

Format

The format describes how to determine the ranking of competitors based on their results. The list of allowed formats per event is described in Regulation 9b. See Regulation 9f for a description of each format.

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